Haryana BJP MLA says ‘RSS slaughtered trainload of Muslims’ during Partition, then backpedals ( The Print )

At an event Monday, Krishan Middha claimed that killings in Pakistan stopped 'after RSS killed a trainload of Muslims'. Later, Jind MLA says he was speaking about the movie 'Gadar'.

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Gurugram: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Haryana raked up the horrors of the partition by claiming that the killings of Hindus in Pakistan “stopped only after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) slaughtered a trainload of Muslims” only to do a volte-face later.

Two-time Jind MLA Krishan Lal Middha made the remarks at an event held to mark ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ at Fatehabad. The event was organised by the Haryana government and had Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as its chief guest.

Middha, who traces his roots to the Punjab province in Pakistan, said at the event: “When the country witnessed partition, our forefathers faced a tough time migrating from that part (now in Pakistan) to this part (India) of the country. Many of them were killed on board trains”.

This story was originally published in theprint.com. Read the full story here


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